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Culinary Critic Awards: Gardina’s Wins Gold

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Today, Gardina’s stands as one of the most popular restaurants in Oshkosh, evident in part by their first place finish in the 2013 Culinary Critic Awards. A panel of peers in the industry votes on the award, including restaurant owners, head chefs, and front managers. The award is a testament to the broad appeal Gardina’s has achieved in the community, ... Read More »

Celebrating the Life of MLK with the 2nd Chance Choir

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By Bridgette Weber Martin Luther King Jr. is one the most iconic civil rights activists of our time, reminding us all to push the boundaries of love to our enemies and use our activism to build the “beloved community.” King’s vision of the beloved community rested in his philosophy that that human existence is social in nature. In one of ... Read More »

“You down with OCC?”

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By Paul Van Auken “I used to walk around with $5,000 in my pocket everyday,” said Darius Phillips, a young man in the Southeast neighborhood of Washington, D.C. who sold crack and robbed taxi drivers to get by. “You could say something to me…or just look at me the wrong way, and I’d be down your neck,” continued Phillips in ... Read More »

Dark Night of the Relationship

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By Lauri Ann Lumby The Dark Night of the Relationship is an important stage in any long-standing, committed relationship. The dark night of the relationship is real, it is necessary, and when committed and aware, some relationships will survive it. Some will not. The progression into the Dark Night typically looks like this: 1) You meet someone and fall in ... Read More »

Community Forum

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By Dale Devries SOAR Fundraiser The spirited and vivacious Janet Planet has been self-produced and managed for the majority of her 25-year career. A productive recording artist, performer, teacher, and clinician--her concert schedule takes her to performance halls, universities, jazz festivals, and clubs across the U.S. and internationally. SOAR looks forward to hosting Ms. Planet, along with Tom Theabo, John ... Read More »

Culinary Critic Awards: Sakura Japanese Steakhouse

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Sakura Japanese Steakhouse 330 N. Koeller St. www.sakuraoshkosh.com Authentic Japanese cuisine including Edamame, Shumai, Cucumber Roll and Japanese Soups. Take out and catering are available, but it is recommended that you dine in for the experience of the teppanyaki table style seating and the most polite service in Oshkosh. What the critics said: "Great food and fun atmosphere", "An excellent ... Read More »

Media Fumbles Football CTE Crisis

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By Tony Palmeri In December, a terrible New York train wreck killed four people and injured 63 others. The National Transportation Safety Board immediately announced an investigation. Governor Cuomo consoled the victims’ families and pledged that the train operator would be held accountable if found negligent. The mainstream media diligently looked into previous incidents at the crash site as well ... Read More »

Culinary Critic Awards: South of the Border

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South of the Border 800 Oregon St www.southborder.biz Approaching their 10-year anniversary in Oshkosh, South of the Border continues to impress Oshkosh patrons with their authentic Mexican cuisine. The family-owned restaurant expanded within the last three years to include a full dining area, patio seating, and extended bar. Favorites include their authentic Mexican tacos, fajitas, and the El Grande Chimichanga, ... Read More »

Winter Wonderland for Birds

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By Janet Wissink I love Saturday mornings in winter. First of all, I don’t have to get up early and face the cold and snow to go to work. But best of all, I can pull up a chair to the patio door and watch the birds at our feeders. And there is usually quite a flurry of activity on ... Read More »

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